Sunday, 30 September 2007

Mc Sundial

Nifty little changing billboard ad, would it be as good if it was simply a mains powered clock? Is it just a gimmick to use a sun dial??

Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, Chicago
Creative Director: John Montgomery, Mark Tutssel / Art Director: Vince Cook / Copywriter:
Gary Fox-Robertson / Other: Chief Creative Officer - John Condon

Saturday, 29 September 2007

Elementary Branding

branding elements

Elements of branding

A warm(ish) welcome to branding, from branding experts Kolbrener, in the form of everyone's favourite periodic table. Seems like it's been referenced as a popular graphic format for a long time now (1, 2, 3), perhaps our fondest memory of the Periodic table is the schooltime discovery of The Elements Song...

City cat

Recent online ad we made for
The story of a little kitty that just wants to move to the city.
Written, animated and yes, sung by us!
Hope you enjoy.

Friday, 28 September 2007

New Sony Ad

Cant wait.. Out on the 5/10/07 ...(Everything is happening on the 5th).

Thursday, 27 September 2007

Design Observer

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Wow, we have been mentioned on the amazing Design Observer by Michael Bierut from the even more amazing Pentagram.
We have also been lucky enough to have had our site mentioned on lots of other sites, Notcot, the German Nerdcore, from Japan Akihitok and The Stlye Press to name a few. James & Joe are now truly global.

Vomit live on air (don't play if eating)

"A Swedish television presenter took standards of professionalism to a new level after she vomited live on air but continued with the show.

Eva Nazemson was hosting a late night phone-in game show on TV4 Plus when she suddenly took ill.

As a male caller tried to solve a word puzzle, Nazemson quickly turned her head to one side and vomited.

She disappeared off screen for a few seconds but quickly reappeared to continue with the phone-in.

Most viewers no doubt suspected she was recovering from a heavy drinking session but Eva was quick to clarify the reason for her sudden sickness.

She said: “I'm having period pains and they can make you feel really sick.""

Sorry but we just thought you all had to see that, not nice at all.

Catacombs of Paris

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Spent a week in Paris recently and came across the amazing Catacombs. You walk for ages underground in claustrophobic tunnels, then emerge into spaces walled with bones. Something really different.
Check the Wikki out

Saturday, 22 September 2007

Tasty CV

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Sweet idea to get noticed. Found this on the W+K London Blog
Only thing is it looks pretty dull and tasteless.
what about 2 tasty creatives and a cake in the shape of James & Joe? I'm sure you could push the idea further, might have a think about this one.
A weblog about life at wieden + kennedy london.

Passive Aggressive Notes

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Great little gem of a site that collects irate notes left for people. V addictive.

They also have a sister site.
Which posts up emails sent to the wrong K Miller. Another cool site.
Wrong K Miller

Friday, 21 September 2007

Virgin sued for using photo of Texas teen

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"The family of Texas teenager Alison Chang is suing Virgin after the photo above, taken by a friend and posted on Flickr, ended up in this ad for Virgin Mobile Australia without her consent,"

Read her reactions on the flickr page from when she saw it.

Read the whole story.

And more from flickr.

Wednesday, 19 September 2007


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Just two of a set of images we made, exploring feminist issues.
We are extremely please how they came out.
Hopefully we will have the full set up somewhere soon.

Printed Illustrations

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Printed collection of some of our illustrations. It would be nice to get a large book of just our illustrations published soon.

www. James & Joe

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We have launched our new site. Please all have a look, its a bit different.
Contact us if you notice any bugs as its still only a baby. We are planning on adding videos and extra projects very soon.

Thursday, 6 September 2007


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This has to be some kind of viral. It cannot be serious. Just image 10 ton of horse flying towards you as you slam head on into another car & just think of the smell.
Please please please look at the site.

Gray Buchanan

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One of the best student portfolio site we've seen for a while, you'll look at and love every piece.
Its no surprise the guys one a D&AD and Roses.

Tuesday, 4 September 2007


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We have liked Cum*'s work for a while now, I think its there raw, dirtiness. We don't think they are to everyones taste, but they get our "creative" juices flowing.
They are definitely on the list of people we would love to work with.

Saturday, 1 September 2007


When i was at school, everyone used to love a bit of finger boarding. On the desks, chairs, ginger kids head, etc etc.

Vincent Laforet

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I've know about this technique for a while now, but thought i'd pop it up here so you guys could take a peek. I'm sure we will start seeing it used in advertising soon.
"Very nice photography of sport events. Using infocus in a wide shot with strong out of focus Vincent Laforet shows you the event in a way you couldn't see in reality. It makes you want to interfere, replacing the people like pawns as if the scene is right there on a table in front of you."
To see some more check out Vincent's site.
Vincent Laforet

Draw your own ad.

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"Marc Ecko wants to promote his roots and love for graffiti. Digital citylights are created that consists of an LCD and a bluetooth interface. People will get the possibility to access the citylight via bluetooth with their cell phones and spray their own graffiti with the cursor of their phone."
Things are getting interesting, maybe i need to get a mobile that works so i can get a piece of the action.

Soho no-go

PEOPLE walking past three rogue strip clubs are getting TEXT MESSAGES warning them to stay out.
Westminster council started the scheme yesterday in a bid to close down Soho's "clips joints". Anyone withing 30 meters gets a text on their mobile via Bluetooth, saying: "Dont enter." [The Sun, 01/09/07]

Thought this was a very interesting yet invasive use of new technology. Will everyones texts be full of ads the same as our emails from now on?